I too had a 2007 PHT Miata, when I saw the 2009's I thought ok dont know about the smiley face look but I will go look at one. Well I went to the dealer and test drove one and wow big improvement over my 2007, tighter suspension, the seats are great, the stereo with MP3, Bluetooth, seat adjuster, my husband fit in it and more, I loved it. My husband has an S2000 and mustang and he loved this car too, it may not be as fast or sporty as his, but then it was not made to compete with those cars in that class, but I find it more fun then his, this car was made for pure fun and enjoyment and that is what it is. I have it now for 3 weeks and that smiley face is now on my face everyday.
Bluetooth, MP3, seats, handling, ride, brakes, sound, top, color, style, stereo, lets just say everything.
Can give you a list on my 2007, but this 2009 can not think of any.